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performing at president obama's inauguration. >>> first, to that blizzard. cnn crews covering the story from about every angle you can imagine. some have been knee deep in the snow. some have actually been in the snow. our coverage spans atlanta to new york to rhode island. and that's where we begin this morning. poppy harlow is in downtown providence where it is a tad chilly. good morning. >> reporter: just a tad chilly. good morning you to, marty. good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us on this saturday morning. what was treacherous here in providence rhode island overnight has turned beautiful. a snowy, white, downtown providence. still pretty bare. a lot of people not yet coming out of their homes. all of the roads in rhode island under the direction of the governor are completely closed to anything but emergency vehicles because they have a big issue with downed power lines. we've still got about 179,000 homes here in rhode island. that's nearly 1/5 of the population that are affected or without power completely. no power means no heat. they want to keep the roads clear, get th
. >>> president obama is pressuring congress to get to wo work. he wants a deal on those forced spending cuts that go into effect march 1st if no deal gets done. that means a cut of $85 billion this year. we've been telling you what those cuts mean to you. athena jones tells us what that means to you on early education. >> reporter: dropping her grandson off at an early head start center in virginia. give me a kiss. love you. >> they're all different sizes. >> reporter: she says the preschool program for low-income families is vital to his success. >> when they do get into kindergarten, they know their a, b, cs, they know how to count. my 7-year-old, she started off in early head start at 3. very smart, honor roll student and it came from early head start. >> reporter: ward supports three children by cleaning hotel rooms so she relies on head start for child care. her 3-year-old niece is on the wait list for head start but she could become up to 70,000 kids the administration says will be shut out of the program if forced spending cuts go into effect this friday. those cuts would come even as
his confirmation at least for now. they are demanding more information from president obama on the attack in benghazi. joining me as they do every week on cnn, democratic strategist maria cordona and amy holmes, editor for "the blaze." maria, i'll start with you. >> good morning. >> talk about a testy confirmation hearing. is this just the latest part of some playground, or do you think there's more to this? >> i think it is absolutely the latest in partisan politics, susan. and i think it doesn't bode well for the republicans. they already have a perception from the american people that this is the party of no, the party of obstruction. the party that just wants to deny president obama whatever it is that he is asking for. and they haven't really offered anything positive for the american people to support them on. and i think this is just the latest in that. and you see it from their own words, they said, look, this is just a hold, we're not going to -- we just need him to wait for a little bit. we want more from the administration on benghazi. that's a little ridiculous b
days now away from those forced spending cuts. $85 billion in cuts this year. and president obama has been pushing house republicans to come up with a plan. meanwhile, we're getting warnings about what to expect if those cuts take place. >> flights to major cities like new york, chicago, and san francisco and others could experience delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours because we have fewer controllers on staff. delays in these major airports will ripple across the country. >> we talked about new york, chicago, and san francisco, but it's not just the big airports that will have to scale back. smaller airports across the country could be forced to close. the transportation department could close control towers at as men as 100 small airports. >>> now to the latest on lance armstrong. you know, the department of justice is set to now join a lawsuit against the disgraced cycling star. armstrong admitted to using performance enhancing drugs when he won those seven tour de france titles. now the suit centers on the fact that armstrong rode for the postal service team. it alleges t
king jr. memorabilia. >>> in chicago now, president obama again called on congress to act on his gun control proposals. the president spoke about gun violence at a high school in his hometown. president obama said it's not just a gun issue here. it's also an issue of community, responsibility. he also spoke about one of chicago's victims of gun violence, 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. >> what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago. it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> remember hadiya was gunned down days after performing at one of the president's inauguration events. her parents were at yesterday's speech as well as tuesday's state of the union address. the bail hearing for olympic track star oscar pistorius is set for tuesday. until then he will be spending his weekend in a south african ja jail. double amputee known as blade runner is charged with murdering his girlfriend on valentine's day. his attorney says oscar pistorius denies the allegation. >>> da-14 asteroid is long gone by now. this is what it looke
here because it is looking very political because this is president obama's nominee. and a former colleague of theirs. they are grilling him, probably a lot harder than they grilled john kerry and probably a lot harder than what they're going to gillrill a lot of democrats. i think he will get confirmed. the white house is pretty confident he will get confirmed. he shares a lot of president obama's views. a lot of the questions focused on iraq, a war that has ended, and not on afghanistan which is where a lot of questions are -- >> yeah, that has been some of the criticism. that it was looking backward instead of looking forward. and as far as mccain goes, they got into it over that surge in iraq. and the surge of troops in iraq and afghanistan. does the former republican senator, does he have enough support do you think to get the job? >> well, chuck hagel's hearing, i think inept would be a generous word to describe. it of course they're going to pour through the senator's statements and decisions to discern and ascertain his judgment on really crucial, crucial matters facing ou
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